Study on gender training in the European Union mapping, research and stakeholders' engagement (2012–13). Czech Republic.
The national action plan, ‘Priorities and policies of the government in promoting equal opportunities for women and men', sets out a commitment to mainstreaming gender issues in all policies in the Czech Republic. The plan is implemented through a set of actions agreed each year by the Government Council for Equal Opportunities of Women and Men and its secretariat, and adopted by government. The annual document includes measures and tasks for the ministries in the upcoming period. The Council for Equal Opportunities of Women and Men includes representatives from ministries, the Office of Statistics, employers, employees and civil society. The annual priorities for action are structured around different themes such as equality in the labour market, economic independence of women, balancing work, private and family life, women in decision- making, dignity and integrity of women, and gender-based domestic violence. Actions to be taken by public bodies are a separate theme and all ministries implement several actions which are then reported on a yearly basis. In 2005–10 reference was made to the delivery of gender training within the ministries. Gender training was not explicitly specified as a priority in 2011–12, but ministries were asked to ‘apply the standpoint of equal opportunities for women and men in all conceptual, decision-making and assessment work, at all levels of its preparation and execution.'